Zucchini & Feta Pie

This is such a perfect summer dinner! Zucchini is usually so large and beautiful in the summer. And if you or a family member has a garden, you know that it is abundant this time of year. People are giving it away, begging everyone they know to take some! Try this dish, which features the... Continue Reading →

Creamy Confetti Corn

This post is alternatively titled: How to Make Your Vegetables Less Healthy. Just wanted to acknowledge that up front. Nothing makes vegetables yummier than bacon and cheese! Maybe you have picky little kids who you're trying to convince to eat something other than mac & cheese and frozen chicken nuggets (describing my brother Jeffrey from... Continue Reading →

Citrus Chili Cucumbers

I love cucumbers, but I basically eat them the same two ways over and over. (See: Fresh Avocado & Cucumber Salad & Mama Z’s Cucumbers) I've had this cucumber recipe pinned for literally years, but have never made it. It's been pinned more than 119,000 times! Apparently everyone likes a nice cucumber... I'm glad I finally tried... Continue Reading →

Mama Z’s Cucumbers

Update 7/1/17: Soooo... turns out my memory was faulty. After talking with Jon and our other friend/my old roommate Terry, we think I mentally combined Mama Z's recipe and Terry's. Too lazy to change the title and the whole post, so we'll just pretend - but give a quick shout to Terry and my muddled... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Rice Bowl

Mmmmmm... shrimp! I feel like if you polled the world about their favorite seafood, shrimp would win hands down. Shrimp is like the gateway drug of seafood - even people who "hate seafood," seem to like shrimp. In fact, I'm pretty sure my sister's introduction to the seafood world was with deep-fried shrimp, doused in... Continue Reading →

“Chicken Lo Mein” Zoodles

Every time the new year rolls around, it seems like everyone makes a resolution involving weight loss, healthy eating, or general fitness. We've been eating zoodles for awhile now (see here, here, here, & here), but I think they're a great way to simultaneously cut calories and add more healthy vegetables to your dinners! This... Continue Reading →

Hearty Hoppin’ John

Technically this is our second New Year's Eve living in South Carolina, but the first one barely counts. We had just moved here, in a whirlwind month that not only included moving to a new state, but also getting married, honeymooning in Puerto Rico, and spending Christmas with Ally's family. I'm pretty sure there were... Continue Reading →

Smoky Risotto

You know that phrase "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach"? That basically describes me in a single sentence. I'd like to argue that this can be extrapolated to group pot luck settings. You know what I'm talking about... Eight friends are each bringing a contributing dish for the meal/party. No one wants to be that person... Continue Reading →

Two-Way Beet Salad

Beets are one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. I'd had beets just once that I can remember prior to when Selim and I started dating, and I hated them that one time. So for years, I never tasted another beet. Selim likes them a lot and eventually convinced me to try... Continue Reading →

Cucumbers in Peanut Sauce

April 2017 Update: I think about this recipe from time to time, and in all honesty y'all, I'm not sure I can recommend it as posted. The sauce is delicious, but I think it's just too overwhelming for cucumbers by themselves. One time I combined the cucumber and sauce with some rice noodles and that was... Continue Reading →

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